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Immigration Law Changes in the Trump Era: What Employers Need to Know

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Bruce E. Buchanan


Webinar Description

President Trump has made immigration law enforcement a cornerstone of his administration. Employers need to know how the federal government may change immigration laws and policies that will affect their ability to hire and retain foreign employees. Join immigration law attorney Bruce Buchanan for an up to the minute discussion of recent immigration law changes and likely developments in this critical area to your business.


I. Immigration Compliance and Enforcement

a. More ICE Inspections/Audits
b. Mandatory E-Verify
c. Return to raids on employers

II. H-1B Visas

a. Uncertain future
b. Trump Executive Order
c. More Department of Labor investigations/site visits;
d. Possible changes:

1. End of lottery system, replacement with priority visas
2. Attest to non-displacement of American workers for certain jobs
3. Reduce the number of H-1B Visas;
4. Prohibit companies from hiring H-1B workers if a company employs 50+ workers, of which 50% or more are H-1B or L-1 visa holders;

III. L Visas

a. Department of Homeland Security investigations and/or site visits related to L-1 visas;
b. Establish wage requirements;
c. Prohibit L-1 visa holders from replacing American workers

IV. TN Visas

- if NAFTA is cancelled, then all TN Visas will be cancelled

V. Other


- Reform OPT to prevent disadvantaging US students in workforce


1. Will it be discontinued?
2. Will Congress pass the BRIDGE Act?



Continuing HRCI Credit Information

This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Continuing SHRM Credit


Continuing Legal Education Credit Information

This webinar has been approved in the following states for continuing legal education credit by  The Marino Legal Academy:


California: 1.5 credit hours

The Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours of participatory CLE credit.

New Jersey: 1.5 credit hours

This webinar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.5 CLE credit hours.

New York: 1.5 areas of professional practice credit hours

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for veteran attorneys for 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice.

Pennsylvania: 1.5 credit hours

This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.


To receive CLE credit for this webinar in those states, please request such credit by writing  Your request will be forwarded to The Marino Legal Academy for processing.


CLE credit for this webinar may also be awarded in a number of other jurisdictions. For more information, please contact a Marino Legal Academy legal education consultant at (212) 249-3779,x104.



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